Amid COVID-19 outbreak and the vaccine phase, Royal Caribbean Group Chairman and CEO Richard Fain discussed several issues around coronavirus and cruises.
Following a recent announcement that the Odyssey of the Seas will sail from Israel this summer and require all guests to have the vaccine, Mr. Fain repeated the fact no decision has been made yet on if Royal Caribbean will require its guests to be vaccinated in order to cruise.
“So this raises the question of whether we will require vaccines on all of our sailings. The answer is, we don’t know yet. Whether we will require vaccines of all of our guests on all of our ships hasn’t been decided yet, but we are prepared to go where the science leads us.”
However, all of the company’s crew members will be vaccinated. What is more, speaking about the COVID-19 vaccines, the company’s CEO stated that the vaccines are a vital support and the fastest methods to manage the spread of the disease.
Overall, Royal Caribbean recently added COVID-19 into cruise contract for all passengers.